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I have a driveway that has a slope. I have a flowerbed right next to the driveway that wraps around the front of the house. The slope causes water to stand after rain or water use and dirt runs onto the driveway in the slope. How can I drain this low area. I put concrete scallops along the driveway and it helps some but having to re-do and need help. Any ideas would help.

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    A photo would be helpful. – Jurp Apr 16 at 12:23
  • @blackthumb Why did you add the permaculture tag to this question? Please explain how it applies. – Niall C. Apr 16 at 13:23
  • permaculture relates to designing landscapes for things like catching water on your land – black thumb Apr 16 at 15:27
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    Managing an overflowing flowerbed isn't permaculture, at least not in the sense that it's commonly used. The tag is misleading. – Stephie Apr 16 at 16:48
  • but it is having to do with the HUGE landscapes in permaculture. Think about John Liu in greening the desert. – black thumb Apr 25 at 19:50
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Even though this is a handy man question I'll answer it here. My parents have a large black pipe running from the house to our woods to take water away from the front of the house.

You could use a section of drain tubing after taking apart part of your wall, moving the dirt, and putting the wall back together to remove the water whenever it drains.

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